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Miami-Dade Parks now registering for new Arthritis Intervention Program

MIAMI (April 25, 2017)

In observance of Older Americans Month, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has teamed up with the National Recreation and Parks Association to encourage Miami-Dade’s older adults who suffer from arthritis to make regular exercise a priority in their healthy-living routine and start enjoying the proven benefits. According to the Arthritis Foundation, exercise is key to reducing joint pain and fatigue associated with arthritis and it can help to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and boost mood and overall sense of well-being.

Starting May 1st, Miami-Dade Parks will kick off its new Arthritis Intervention Program, offering a trio of free leader-led activity classes, especially for arthritis patients:

Walk With Ease - Walking group; meets three times a week, for six weeks.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program - Water exercise class; meets twice a week, for six weeks.
Active Living Every Day - Personalized healthy-lifestyle planning; meets once per week, for 12 weeks.

Classes will take place at select Active Older Adults Recreation Hubs and pools. See class locations, schedules and full descriptions hereMust register in advance at class location selected.

For additional information, call Allan Tavss, Active Older Adults Program Coordinator at 786-372-9701 or visit the Miami-Dade Parks’ Rx4Health Program web page.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.